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Adventure ID: 04/202201
Country/Region: Switzerland, Uri
Meeting point: Obergoms, 3999
Participants: 3-8 guests
Services: 2x overnight in expedition tents,
3x half-board, group material
Ability to walk for 5-8 hours a day carrying heavy backpacks (up to 20 kg)
Your adventure guide:
Mountain Guide with Confederation Certificate
Day 1 - 08:00
We meet at the "Grotte De Glace" in Obergoms and distribute the equipment among members. We receive an introduction to the safe walking technique with crampons. Soon we will all be secured to the rope and hike through crevasses and small watercourses. After about 3 hours of hiking we reach our base camp at 2680 m and enjoy a warming expedition style vegetarian dinner. We gaze at the stars and discuss again the techniques and aspects used to reach Base Camp safely.
Day 2 - 07:30
Early Bird Catches the Worm! After breakfast we start with the training modules crevasse rescue and walking in steep terrain with ice axe and crampons. By doing so, we will slowly head up the majestic Dammastock peak. With its 3630 m, this is the highest mountain in the canton of Uri. The view from the ridge is unique and the last steeper meters are easily manageable even for first-time alpinists.
We descend and have a snack break. Depending on the weather condition and energy of all members, we choose a flat area where we can set up the second base camp at about 3000m. Now it is time to discuss again the techniques used, so that everyone is able to do easy high altitude tours by himself after the course. After an expedition style dinner we will go for some well deserved sleep.
Day 3 - 07:30
Breakfast time! We pack our gear and slowly descend to the starting point.
Depending on the amount of crevasses this can take up to 5 hours. In between we will take some snack breaks.
As soon as we reach the meeting point in Obergoms safe and sound, we redistribute the equipment and finish our epic expedition training in the icy fields of the Rhone glacier.
We will confirm if the tour is taking place per e-mail latest:
if it's a weekend tour 1 day before it begins (from 11:00)
if it's a multi day tour 2 days before it begins (from 17:00)
After the tour:
We'll email you direct links to the photo upload/download and our feedback form.
For the overnight stay:
Toiletries (reduced to the minimum)
Before the tour:
It is mandatory to read the last information about your tour 1 day before the tour starts (from 11am). We will email you at the mentioned time.
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